The Garden Party Foundation

The Garden Party Foundation was founded by Sydney L. Ross and his wife, Elizabeth. The Garden Party event was initiated, and is maintained, by the J. Lewis Cooper Family and Elizabeth and Sydney L. Ross Foundation.

The purpose of The Garden Party is to create a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Pleasing to the eye, the palate, and for its charitable aspect - pleasing to the soul.

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Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan

Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (CLF) was founded in Detroit in 1952 by a group of families who had each suffered the loss of a child due to leukemia. Together, this group resolved to support others stricken with this devastating illness. Since that time, CLF has helped thousands of families fight life- threatening illnesses, and has grown to a statewide organization that provides information, financial assistance and casework support to children and adults affected by leukemia, lymphoma, and related blood cancers. Currently, the Foundation is serving approximately 4,400 families across the state of Michigan. CLF’s programs and services are designed to help patients and their families cope, overcome barriers and maintain or improve their quality of life as they face the challenges of dealing with serious illnesses. While we feel truly blessed that our work is helping so many, we remain mindful that often, in these challenging times, it is those who need services the most who have the least ability to afford payment. It is through the generosity of others that Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is able to continue to offer our services to those that in need of help!

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About Children’s Tumor Foundation

The Children's Tumor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis (NF), a term for three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis. NF can cause tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and may lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities, and excruciating and disabling pain. NF affects one in every 3,000 people, more than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease combined. The Children’s Tumor Foundation funds critical research into neurofibromatosis. In addition to benefiting those who live with NF, this research is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community. For more information, please visit

Oakland Community College's Culinary Studies Institute

Graduates of the international award winning Culinary Studies Institute (CSI) at Oakland Community college are employed in fine dining establishments throughout the metropolitan area and beyond. Taught by a team of renowned chef instructors, students receive a thorough education in contemporary American and international cuisines, baking, ice carving, management principles, guest services and beverage operations. OCC’s culinary arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. The Garden Party Endowed Scholarship fund enables students from the metro Detroit region to attend the Culinary Studies Institute at OCC. Funds are awarded through the Oakland Community College Foundation. Contact the Foundation at 248-340-2137 for more details.

The Garden Party Foundation Board

Marc Jonna, William Roberts, Elizabeth and Sydney L. Ross, and William D. Seklar

The 2013 Garden Party Host Committee

  • Susan Baier
  • Erin Berline
  • Amy & Douglas C. Bernstein
  • Kathy & Carl Boehm
  • Mary Jane & Carl Burns
  • Kimberly & Frank Campanale
  • Jane & John Carlin
  • Vicki & Tom Celani
  • Lewis Cooper III
  • Ashley & KC Crain
  • Ann & Steve Davis
  • Ms. Vera Day Rizer & David Day
  • Barb E. Dahl
  • Renee Godin and Scott Ferguson
  • Sheryl & Anthony Frabotta
  • Chris & Gary Gonzalez
  • Lisa & David Gorcyca
  • Megan Ackroyd & Joe Hakim
  • Joyce & George Helms
  • Nina & Reginald Holden
  • Evyenia & Marc Jonna
  • R.J. King
  • Mindy & Rick Lopus
  • Al Lucarelli
  • Amy Matelic
  • Birdie and Foghorn McGoo III
  • Lori Koenig & Stanley Moore III
  • Lesley & Longine Morawski
  • Myra Moreland
  • Sue & Tom O'Brien
  • Denice & Greg Richmond
  • Maria & Bill Roberts
  • Susan & Richard L. Rogers
  • Elizabeth & Sydney Ross
  • Sabrina & Antonio Rugiero
  • Sally & Leo Savoie
  • Wendy & Bob Schaffer
  • Shaine & John Schindler
  • Candace & Dan Sebold
  • Jackie & Neil Seffermen
  • Susan & Bill Seklar
  • Kip & Susan Sheward
  • Walt Siklich
  • Ron Slavik & Julie Schwartz
  • Norma & David Stone
  • Jaime Rae & J. Douglas Turnbull
  • Rosalie & Joe Vicari
  • April Wagner
  • Nicole & Norman Yatooma


  • Bodman PLC
  • GM Foundation
  • Great Lakes Wine & Spirits
  • Huntington National Bank
  • News/Talk 760 WJR
  • Crain Communications Inc
  • HOUR Detroit
  • Celani Family Vineyards
  • dBusiness
  • eTitle Agency
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • MillerCoors
  • MP Tool & Engineering
  • NetJets
  • Plum Market
  • RGA Model Management
  • Ryder
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • The Suburban Collection
  • Thomas Sebold & Associates Inc.
  • UHY Advisors, Inc.
  • Norman & Nicole Yatooma
  • Comerica
  • Corporate Eagle
  • DTE Energy Foundation
  • The Hungry Dudes
  • Hylant
  • Korotkin Insurance Group
  • Jackie & Neil Sefferman
  • The Gilbert Family
  • The Susan M. and William D. Seklar Trust
  • Wendy & Bob Schaffer
  • Allied Insurance Company
  • Atlas OIl Company
  • AutoRep Sales Company
  • EQ Online
  • Frank Campanale
  • Conveyor Handling
  • Alphonse S. Lucarelli
  • Lori Koenig & Stan Moore
  • Mercer Cutlery
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Piston Group
  • Rugiero Promise Foundation
  • Shinola
  • Universal Container

Restaurant Vendors 2013

Wine List 2014

Alta Vista Malbec ‘Terroir Selection’
Atalon ‘Pauline’s Cuvee’
Becker Estate Pinot Blanc ‘Phalz’
Belle Glos Pinot Noir ‘Dairyman’
Bonny Doon ‘Vin Gris de Cigare’
Brancaia ‘Il Blu’
Brancaia ‘Illatria’
Brancaia ‘Tre Rosso’
Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Ardore’
Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Napa’
Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Siglo’
Cabreo Chardonnay ‘La Pietra’
Castello della Sala Chardonnay ‘Bramito del Cervo’
Castello della Sala Orvieto ‘San Giovanni’
Champ de Reves Pinot Noir ‘Willamette’
Chardonnay ‘Grand Reserve’
Chardonnay ‘Napa’
Charles & Charles Rose
Chateau de Campuget ‘1753’
Chateau de Campuget Rose ‘Costieres de Nimes’
Chateau de Campuget Viognier ‘Costieres de Nimes’
Chateau Les Crostes ‘Rose de Provence’
       Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Canoe Ridge’
        Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay ‘Cold Creek’
       Chateau Ste Michelle Sauvignon Blanc ‘Horse Heaven’
        Chateau Vignot ‘Saint Emilion’
        Christophe Cordier St. Veran ‘En Faux’
       Domaine de Canterelles ‘Rose de Fayel’
     Domaine de La Quilla Muscadet de Sevre et Maine
       Domaine de Vaudon Chablis ‘A.C.’
       Domaine Santa Duc Cotes du Rhone ‘Vielles Vignes’
       Dopff & Irion ‘Crustaces’
       Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon
      Duorum ‘Tons de Duorum’ Blanco
     Edmeades Zinfandel ‘Mendocino’
     Elio Perrone Barbera d’Asti ‘Tasmorcan’
       Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc ‘Napa’
      En Route Chardonnay ‘Russian River’
       En Route Pinot Noir ‘Russian River’
        Enrique Mendoza ‘La Tremenda
        Eroica Riesling
       Ferrari Brut ‘Perle’
       Feudi Gregorio Falanghina ‘Campania’
       Fontanafredda Barolo ‘La Rosa’
      Franciscan ‘Equilibium’
    Guado al Tasso Bolgheri ‘Il Bruciato’
Guado al Tasso Rose ‘Scalabrone’
Guado al Tasso Vermentino ‘Bolgheri’
Hartford Court Chardonnay ‘Four Hearts’
Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Napa’
        Heitz Grignolino ‘Napa’
      Heitz Sauvignon Blanc ‘Napa’
        Joel Gott ‘Alakai’
        Jose Pelacios ‘Petalos’
        Joseph Phelps ‘Insignia’
        Joseph Phelps Chardonnay ‘Freestone’
        Juve Y Camps Rose Brut ‘Cava’
        L. Mawby ‘Blanc de Noirs’ (poured by Larry Mawby)
        La Marca Prosecco
        La Prima Sauvignon Blanc ‘Napa’
        Las Rocas Garnacha ‘Rose’
        Louis Jadot Chablis
        Marques de Grinon ‘Caliza’
        Masi Amarone ‘Costasera’
        Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc ‘Sonoma’
        Mer Soleil Chardonnay ‘Reserve’
        Michel Redde Sancerre
        Migration Chardonnay ‘Russian River’
        Migration Pinot Noir ‘Russian River’
        Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Napa’
        Napa Cellars Chardonnay ‘Napa’
        Nickel & Nickel Cabernet ‘Hayne Vineyard’
        Nickel & Nickel Cabernet ‘State Ranch’
        Paraduxx ‘Z Blend’
        Planeta Cerusuolo di Vittoria
        Planeta Chardonnay ‘Sicilia’
        Punkt Genau Sparkling Gruner Veltliner
        Punta Final Malbec Reserva ‘Mendoza’
        Rerredora di Paolo Aglianico ‘Campania’
        Ridge ‘Three Valleys’
        Ridge Chardonnay ‘Estate’
        Ridge Petite Sirah ‘Lytton Estate’
        Ridge Zinfandel ‘Paso Robles’
        Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc ‘Napa’
        Rose ‘Vincenza’
        Sella & Mosca Cannonou ‘Riserva’
        Shatter Grenache ‘Maury’
        Simi Rose ‘Sonoma’
        Simi Sauvignon Blanc ‘Sonoma’
        Spring Valley Vineyards ‘Frederick’
        Terranoble Sauvignon Blanc ‘Casablanca’
        Terredora di Paolo Falanghina ‘Campania’
        Terredora di Paolo Lacryma Christi ‘Campania’
        Terredoro di Paolo Greco di Tufo ‘Campania’
        Trinchero Sauvignon Blanc ‘Mary’s Vineyard’
        Villa Antinori ‘Rosso’
        Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc ‘Marlborough’
        Wild Horse Chardonnay ‘Central Coast’
        Zinfandel ‘Napa’